14 December 2019 18:32
Barcelona's six-game winning streak in all competitions came to a halt on Saturday with a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad which could see the leaders knocked off the top of La Liga by Real Madrid by the end of the weekend ahead of Wednesday's Clasico. The draw leaves Barca still leading with 35 points from 16 games but Real Madrid, on 34, can take their place at the top if they win at Valencia on Sunday. Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal gave Sociedad the lead in the 12th minute from the penalty spot after Sergio Busquets was penalised somewhat harshly for tugging the shirt of Diego Llorente while they battled for an aerial ball. Antoine Griezmann levelled for Barca in the 38th minute, scoring against the club where he began his career by nonchalantly scooping the ball over Alex Remiro after being played in by Luis Suarez in a sweeping counter-attack. Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring.
Suarez put the Catalans ahead in the 49th minute, passing a lay-off from Lionel Messi into an empty net. Sociedad levelled shortly after the hour mark, as Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen failed to properly punch away a cross from Nacho Monreal and Swedish youngster Alexander Isak pounced on the loose ball to smash it home from close range. Both sides went looking for a winner in a frantic finale and Barca had a strong penalty appeal waved away in stoppage time when Gerard Pique was tugged by Llorente. "Both teams had our moments and our chances and either side could have scored a third goal," Griezmann said. They made a very good start and we got our tactics wrong but in the end we fixed it and we created chances to win the game." Real Sociedad are fourth in the table on 28 points, three points behind third-placed Sevilla.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde rested Messi for the team's final Group F game in Italy. The Catalan club has already secured a spot in the knockout stage as the group leader. Messi scored a hat trick on Saturday in Barcelona's 5-2 win over Mallorca in the Spanish league. The forward will return on Saturday when Barcelona travel to San Sebastian to face Real Sociedad in La Liga action. Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming: Watch La Liga online & confirmed line-ups Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming: Match details If you want to watch Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming online, these are the instructions: United Kingdom & Ireland: Bet365! Match: Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming: Quick links Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming can be seen in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the Bet365 live streaming service. Note: There are geo restrictions on individual matches shown on the Bet365 live streaming service. In addition, a funded account is required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify. In America, Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming is being shown on FuboTV via beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS En Español. Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming: Match preview Last weekend, a hat-trick from Lionel Messi and an amazing back-heal goal from Luis Suárez saw Barça easily beat Granada 5-2. Then, on Tuesday, Ernesto Valverde named a very young side but they beat Inter at San Siro. Carles Pérez and Ansu Fati scored as Barcelona ended their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 win. In La Liga, they are top but have only amassed 13 points from eight away games. Thus, Real Sociedad will fancy their chances. 101 Great Goals predicts: Real Sociedad 2-2 FC Barcelona Barcelona on Twitter pre La Liga match vs Real Sociedad How to watch Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming in the United Kingdom & Ireland In order to watch a Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live stream you must have a funded Bet365 account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Bet365 are showing Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming, legally and straight onto your computer or on to your hand held device, be it an iPhone, iPad or Android. The Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona Bet365 live stream is available everywhere to watch, besides Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Algeria, Egypt, Western Sahara, Spain, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United States Outlying Islands, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S. Everywhere else across the world – including the United Kingdom and Ireland – is fine to watch Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming. NOTE: Please be aware that you will need an active Bet365 account to watch Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming. Bet365 show every single La Liga match throughout the course of the season, including all of them this weekend. And, they also stream every game in the Segunda Division and the Copa del Rey. This is a great solution for 2019/2020 since La Liga is not being shown on UK TV. Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming in America & Canada Watch Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming online via FuboTV. FuboTV gives all new users a free seven day trial! Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming is being shown on FuboTV via beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS En Español. Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona live streaming: What are the betting odds? Why you need a VPN? Cut chords: Watch everything (Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu) online using a VPN.